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Welcome back, but please be careful

Created on 08/07/2020 @ 13:58
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Powys is bracing itself for an influx of visitors later this week with the warmer weather expected to entice the travellers back following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

A strict stay away message has been enforced since March, and has been hugely successful with just 302 positive cases being recorded in the county since.

But cash starved tourism and hospitality businesses are finally looking forward to trading again, but it comes with a stern appeal from the county council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Countryside. 

“We are delighted to welcome visitors back to Powys even if initially that is just for the day following the easing of restrictions,” said Councillor Aled Davies. “However, Coronavirus is still with us and we ask everyone to maintain social distancing, follow the country code and respect others.

“Although the county is slowly getting back to normal, we are not there yet, and we have to do everything we can to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Social distancing and hygiene are just as important now as they were in March.

“We are asking those who intend visiting next weekend and in the coming weeks to plan ahead, check to see if the car park you intend using is open, many toilets are closed and not all businesses have re-opened.  

“Visitors should always follow the country code and remember that residents here may be vulnerable or shielding someone who is. Be considerate to others and remember if the area you are visiting feels too crowded, then it probably is too crowded.

“Follow government guidance, we have to do all we can to prevent a further outbreak. Powys is a wonderful county and if we work together, we can all enjoy it the more.”

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